Sunday, October 7, 2012

{31 Days} Intentional Living - Day 7

The rest of my {31 Days} series can be found here

Well!  It has been a week of posting every day.  I have to say that when I typically blog, I try to have a bit of a process as to what I am going to post, broad general subjects at least.  But, with talking about intentional living for 31 days, my mind seems to be all over the place!  There are so many things that I want to write about - which is good because I still have 24 days to go.

Today I want to talk about keeping a Sabbath.  I am a Christian, and although I go to church, I don't keep a Sabbath the way the Old Testament calls for you to keep a Sabbath.  I typically go to church, come home and cook lunch and then use the day as a day of cooking and cleaning with football on in the background!  As a Christian we are not held to the Old Testament law, but I think there is something that can be learned from people who continue to keep a Sabbath.

Think about taking a day of the week where you spend in quiet reflection, don't attend to the many issues that come every day (laundry for me!), and instead actually sit down and spend time with your family...for an entire day.  Could you do it?  Could you not lift a hand to work, and instead only lift a hand to live?

I have thought in the past about doing an Unplugged Sunday type project, but every time I think I can do it, something happens where it doesn't work out due to another commitment, to being gone all day Saturday and needing to do work on Sunday.  I am not trying to make excuses, but what I am saying is that you need to purposefully choose to sit back and relax for a day.  I think we would all benefit from this practice.

Do you take a Sabbath each week?  Do you think you could?  I hope to keep a Sabbath for the rest of the 31 Days series, we shall see how that goes!  Baby steps everyone!


  1. This is something that has been on my mind lately.I don't keep Sabbath at all and usually am doing laundry and playing "catch-up" with cleaning on Sabbath.
    I want to change this and will have to use baby steps to put it in to action. It will be hard,but I think it is important,no matter your religion,to take a day and do whatever you find spiritually uplifting.

    1. Yes! Exactly! It doesn't matter what religion, but taking a step back and having a day of rest is important for our bodies, and our minds. Thanks for the comment Darlene!

  2. I do try to keep the Sabbath. I don't see anywhere in the N.T. that says we don't need to adhere to the 10 commandments!The Sabbath was designed for our own good, a day set apart for physical and spiritual rest-to be treasured!! If God himself rested on the 7th day of creation, how much more do we need to do likewise. It's my favourite day of the week!


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